Handmade Burger Co opening 'snazzy' new Hull city centre restaurant
New Handmade Burger Co. restaurant on Paragon Street
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 23 Feb 2018
A new burger restaurant is opening on Paragon Street in Hull city centre, after deciding to close its current site in a city shopping centre.
Handmade Burger Co is closing its restaurant in St Stephen's Shopping centre, a short distance from the new restaurant location.
The new restaurant has now unveiled the signage for its new store on the former Yates Wine Lodge building on Paragon Street.
The decision comes following a change of ownership after the firm went into administration last July, resulting in the immediate closure of nine stores.
In response to a tweet about the circumstances of the business in Hull, Handmade Burger Co tweeted: “We went into administration last year but now we’ve switched owners and are bouncing back.
“We’re moving our current Hull branch to this snazzy new location - you should go see the team and ask for the special discounts and promos they’re giving out.”
The company is recruiting in the city, with three job opportunities still being advertised for the St Stephen's restaurant – two chef/kitchen member roles and one assistant kitchen manager position.
The chain has venues across the UK and total of around 900 staff.
Signs have gone up for the new restaurant on Paragon Street
Jim Harris, centre manager of St Stephens confirmed that the current restaurant will soon be closing, but believes the relocation is taking place for “positive” reasons.
He said: “It’s a kind of positive thing really. The new owners have shown they are interested in Hull so that is very positive.
“They were interested in moving further into the city centre and have taken the chance to go that way.
“The original owners have changed, they have now made this choice and we wish them well. We will now look for a new or similar food outlet to move in.
Handmade Burger Co, within St Stephens
“We are very positive. As much as we are brand St Stephens, we are brand Hull and want to see positive news in the city.
“High street conditions are currently challenging, but one of the legacies from City of Culture is that we are enjoying this positivity from businesses, and here the company has shown it still really wants to stay in the city.”
Handmade Burger Co has been contacted for a comment about the new restaurant.